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Five undergrads selected for CCNY-MSKCC Summer Learning Lab

June 10, 2016 | City College

Five City College of New York undergraduates — Maria Chaname, Christian Kadima, Angel Morquecho, Valeria Serrano and Emily Zheng — will participate in a five-week program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in June and July. The students will study medical interpreting and be mentored as they work on individual, specialized projects involving translational cancer health disparities throughout New York City.

CSI Salutatorian Beginning as Port Authority Engineer

June 9, 2016 | College of Staten Island

As Tyler Franco ’16 stood at the lectern at the 2016 Honors Convocation, he told himself to “just enjoy this moment because it’s not every day that you get to do something like this!” Franco, a Macaulay Honors College graduate, delivered a moving speech at Tuesday evening’s ceremony in the Center for the Arts that was […]

Eight BMCC Students to Participate in Exploring Transfer at Vassar

June 9, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

Exploring Transfer students Byeonghyeon So, Joanne Torres, Samantha Jean, Eunice Melendez and Professor Bill Roane Eight Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) have been chosen to participate in the Summer 2016 Exploring Transfer Program (ET) at Vassar College. BMCC has the largest cohort among the 15 community colleges nationwide that are participating in the program […]

Hunter’s 213th Commencement: The Best!

June 9, 2016 | Hunter College

“You are leaving a very special place,” Arianna Huffington told Hunter’s newest graduates. “The world needs what this place has taught you.” On June 2, at Madison Square Garden, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post addressed an ecstatic Class of 2016. Huffington paid tribute to the “amazing, inspiring and moving” life stories of […]

Hostos Students Attend Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference

June 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

This year, the Hostos Honors program — led by Co-directors, Professor Cynthia Jones and Professor Ernest Ialongo, and Program Coordinator, Karina Castro — took nine members of the Hostos Community College Honors Program to the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) Conference. Held from March 31 to April 3 in Cambridge, MA, the theme was Migration, and honors students from across the Northeast region examined that concept as they explored ways to encourage undergraduate honors learning.

Hostos Community College Celebrates Largest Graduating Class In Style At 45th Commencement

June 8, 2016 | Uncategorized

In a ceremony fit for a special anniversary, Hostos conferred degrees to its largest number of graduates in the College’s history on Thursday, June 2, at New York City Center.

Inaugural Graduate Research Conference at CSI Draws Crowds

June 6, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Are parents the ones who should be willing and able to provide sex education for their children? Is your favorite restaurant a healthy and safe choice of eatery? These are just some of the questions addressed at this year’s first annual Graduate Research Conference (GRC) at the College of Staten Island (CSI). For the first […]

City Tech and RAM to Host Free Medical Clinic (THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED)

June 6, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED City Tech will collaborate with RAM (Remote Area Medical) to hold a free weekend-long medical clinic on June 25 – 26 at 300 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn. City Tech health care faculty and students will volunteer their services along with additional medical volunteers from the New York City area. City […]

Honors Convocation Held May 31

June 2, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC/CUNY Honors Convocation in Theatre II   The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) 2016 Honors Convocation was held Tuesday, May 31 in Theatre II on the college’s main campus at 199 Chambers Street. Marva Craig, Vice President for Student Affairs and Karrin E. Wilks, Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs delivered introductory […]

Macaulay Honors College Student Receives a Josephine de Karman Fellowship

May 31, 2016 | Uncategorized

Macaulay Honors College at The City University of New York is pleased to announce that Daniela Mikhaylov ’17 (Hunter) has received a scholarship from the Josephine De Karman Fellowhship Trust. The Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore Von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert, in memory of his sister, Josephine, who passed […]

City Tech Professor Publishes New Collection of Poetry Exploring Memory and Place

May 31, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech congratulates Professor Robert Ostrom, Department of English, on the publication of his collection of poems, Ritual and Bit, (Saturnalia, 2016). Ostrom teaches development writing and composition at City Tech and poetry at Columbia University. He is the winner of the 2015 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize. Ritual and Bit is a book filled with […]

BMCC Helps Musician Find New Path to the World of Research

May 27, 2016 | Borough of Manhattan Community College, Uncategorized

BMCC student Ted Hadges recently faced a daunting dilemma. In April 2016, the engineering science major found out he had been accepted to Columbia University. “Initially, I was excited but that soon turned to stressed and frustrated because I had no idea how I would pay for it,” said Hadges. Hadges had maxed out on […]

Kingsborough Community College Student Kate Maziarz Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

May 27, 2016 | Kingsborough Community College

KCC Student Kate Maziarz is the 4th student to be awarded the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship over 3 years.

Win-Win for CSI and Staten Island University Hospital: CSI Students Participate in Bell Hop Program

May 26, 2016 | College of Staten Island

Over the course of the past year, College of Staten Island (CSI) graduate student Alan Wood ‘15 has donated almost 200 hours of his time to Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) North. Recognized among college volunteers for “going above and beyond in his volunteer duties,” the Master of Science in Neuroscience and Developmental Disorders candidate […]

Hunter’s Brilliant Recipients of 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

May 26, 2016 | Hunter College

For their great achievement and promise in STEM fields, these four young scholars have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships: Emilie Bouda ’15 – a biochemistry student whose research on small molecules and protein interaction may lead to the design of more efficient drugs. Read more. Stephen Braren ’16 – a psychology and […]

Physicist Sylvester James Gates to Deliver Commencement Address at City Tech

May 25, 2016 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech’s 76th Commencement will take place on June 2, 2016, 5:30 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. City Tech will celebrate approximately 2,900 graduates in the 2015-2016 academic year. Sylvester James Gates, Jr., the John S. Toll Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland, will deliver the commencement address. For […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016: Valedictorian Yardley Martinez

May 23, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — Yardley Martinez, the Valedictorian of the Bronx Community College Class of 2016, grew up fascinated by all things scientific. “I came from a family that was pretty religious, so I was looking for answers. Science offered me answers that I couldn’t get from religion.”   Looking for those answers took the […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016: Salutatorian Arlette Butcher

May 23, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — As a future educator, “I’ve had a passion for working with young children,” observes Early Childhood Education major Arlette Butcher. “I think that every child is capable of learning, but I also believe that there needs to be resources that will assist in being successful.” Arlette’s own passion for learning earned […]

PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016 — PORTRAITS OF THE CLASS OF 2016 Andre Christie: Medicine On His Mind

May 20, 2016 | Bronx Community College

May 18, 2016 — Andre Christie will receive his Associate in Science degree from Bronx Community College next month, days after returning from South Africa, where he is studying health care for the poor. The day after Commencement, he will fly down to Bethesda, Maryland, to work beside medical researchers at the National Institutes of […]

Cutting-edge NanoFabrication Facility Opens at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

May 20, 2016 | The University

The City University of New York’s world-class NanoFabrication Facility – used by students, faculty, government and industry research partners to characterize and fabricate materials at micro and nano scales – was officially launched today within the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center on the City College campus.